Food #03

Nestled among the mess of shophouses along Rowell Road in Little India is vegetarian cafe, Food #03. The environmentally friendly cafe also plays host to several small, interesting events such as the Really, Really Free Market where people come together to swop things they no longer want for something else.


Food #03 offers a fusion of Western and Asian vegetarian dishes. It is also is home to perhaps the only dish in the world that has its own facebook page: The Tempeh Burger ($11.90). Its patty is soft and moist and paired with crusty foccacia bread. A surprisingly yummy vegetarian dish but nonetheless, may still be unsatisfying to meat-eaters.

A favourite even among the carnivorous is the Spinach pizza ($12.50), a crisp wholemeal crust generously topped with spinach, cheese, grilled peppers and egg, enough to feed two. And for desserts, vegans can finally have their brownies. The Vegan Chocolate Brownie ($5.90) does not contain eggs or any dairy products but frankly is simply a welcomed attempt of chocolate trying to pass off as brownie.

The drinks menu include organic and fair-trade teas from $2 to $6.


The inconspicuous cafe with a social conscience is non-air-conditioned but leaves its doors and windows wide open instead. Inside the graffiti filled entrance is a simple concrete room lit up by bulbs in recycled paper lampshades. There are also sporadic collections of books left everywhere around the cafe for the customer's reading pleasure. 

But what makes Food #03 stands out is that it lives up to its tagline: "Feed your body, mind and soul". More than just a cafe, it is an informal community centre for social causes with several sporadic groups of social activists and interested parties gathering there regularly.

What's more, there is free wireless for coffee campers with laptops. Ask politely and you may even get to use the power source. Service is known to take a backseat here but to their credit, there is no GST or service charge.


Food #03
109 Rowell Road
Singapore 208033

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Telephone (65) 6396 7980

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Operating hours
Tuesday to Thursday: 5pm - 10.30pm
Friday: 5pm - 12am
Saturday: 12pm - 12am
Sunday: 12pm - 10pm
Closed on Mondays

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